Our History

The Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership launched in 1999 as a project of the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) with the mission to establish arts learning at the core of the highest quality public education , across the curriculum, for every child, in every school, every day. The Alliance unites a passionate and diverse group of Bay Area arts organizations, teaching artists, and educational leaders around intentionally coordinated strategies to achieve that mission.

Over the past sixteen years, the Alliance has grown from a half time position at the ACOE and a small group of volunteers meeting monthly to a staff of four full time employees and a cadre of consultants and volunteers operating through a governance structure that engages 50 organizations and 90 individuals.

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Download Mapping the Next 10 Years - Phase 1 and 2a powerpoint presentation describing the strategic plan we launched in 2012.